Quilt Show at the Cathedral in St. John’s

Emily F. Rowe

On October 28th and 29th, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in St. John’s held its 2nd annual quilt show. A committee of parishioners and members of the quilting community worked together to plan “Quilts @ the Cathedral.”

Attendees were treated to a spectacular display of locally made quilts as well as the magnificent Cathedral building. Music was provided by the church organist Sharon Whalen and some of the choral scholars from the church choir. Tea/coffee and a selection of treats were provided in the crypt. 

The 120+ quilts in the show were provided by anyone who was interested in entering a quilt, whether they were the creator or were the owners of the quilt. There was a wonderful mixture of colours, themes, sizes and styles of quilts and quilted items. Eastern Edge Quilt Guild included more than 16 quilts intended for the “Quilts of Valour “ program. These quilts will be presented to veterans and injured military personnel.

The Cathedral itself was a great background for the quilt display. For some of the attendees, this was their first time inside the building, and they were amazed by the quilts, the music, and the architecture of the building—not to mention the light coming through the stained glass windows. 

The attendees said that they eagerly look forward to next year. We have already started planning for next year’s event, and hope to build on this year’s experience. 

Be prepared to mark your calendars for 2023’s “Quilts @ the Cathedral.”

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